06 Apr 2017 14:30pm
UIS, 06 APR (NAMPA) The construction of the multi-purpose centre at Uis has been completed.
The N.dollars 2 million project was funded by the Namibia-German Special Initiative Programme (NGSIP) for the Daure-Daman Traditional Authority.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Elsie Dausas who represents the traditional authority and who coordinated the project, said construction started in 2013.
She said the delay in completion was due to the first contractor leaving the project last year. Cosmo Construction and Civils was then hired and they completed the centre last month.
The centre has a gym, conference hall, store room, administration office, two self-catering rooms, a computer laboratory, as well as a netball and volleyball courts.
We will hand over the centre to the Erongo Regional Council through the settlement office this month so that they can administer it on our behalf, Dausas said.
The official inauguration will be done by the regional council.
Dausas said there are no computers for the laboratory yet and the responsibility of acquiring the equipment will be taken over by the council.
The gym equipment, beds and matrasses for the accommodation have already been ordered.
Chief Control Officer at Uis settlement, Amingo /Honeb on Thursday said once they receive the centre they will look into how they can acquire computers.
The private sector must also assist the community with donations in this regard, this responsibility should not only be left to the council and Government alone.
He also said the centre can become self-sustainable once it starts generating income.
Introduced in 2005 by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, NGSIP is meant for developmental projects for communities that have historic ties with the German government such as the Nama, Damara, Herero and San.
It funds small-scale social and economic infrastructure projects which benefit the poor and have an impact on poverty.
The most well-known project of the NGSIP is the provision of goats to communal farmers.